Local Shelter Island Guide: Neighborhood Food & Sights

Located in the heart of Shelter Island, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers the convenience of being walkable to many San Diego attractions and activities. If you have a few hours to explore, check out local restaurants, breweries, activities and more near Shelter Island.

Shelter Island Pier

Walk over to the Shelter Island Pier and cast your line anywhere your heart desires. Extending 200 feet from the shore, the Shelter Island Pier has enough room for anyone to set up shop for a day of fishing. Expect to catch the usual bay species including barred sand bass, spotted bay bass, calico bass, halibut, leopard sharks, bay rays, barracuda, mackerel and more! – Located 0.3 miles from the hotel

Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle

Not only is the Pier great for fishing, it’s also home to Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle. Stop by for a post-catch bite to eat. This cozy dockside taproom features local craft beers and a selection of bar bites. This bistro is the perfect spot to refuel after a day in the sun. – Located 0.3 miles from the hotel

Portside Coffee & Gelato

Enjoy coffee & gelato right on the waterfront at Portside Coffee & Gelato. The perfect spot to enjoy a quick cup of joe, Portside offers convenience and quality ingredients. Try a selection of Portside’s best gelato just steps away from our hotel. – Located 0.8 miles from the hotel

Mitch’s Seafood

Located right down the street from us, Mitch’s Seafood is the perfect place to enjoy an evening overlooking the waterfront. Offering locally caught, sustainable seafood and craft beers, Mitch’s Seafood is the perfect place to experience what San Diego’s waters have to offer. – Located 1 mile from the hotel

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Set on the harbor of Point Loma, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (or J-FAT to locals) offers an inviting atmosphere perfect for Sunday brunch, weekly happy hour, or after dinner drinks by the firepit. Stop by for $2 off draft beers, $5 well drinks and sharable bites during Happy Hour. – Located 1.2 miles from the hotel